PBN Committee & Working Group

Jane Rennie (Consulting M3) – Chairwoman

  My purpose is to help people to realise their full potential. It’s not just about being a positive difference in people’s lives but about being a catalyst for change and enabling others to make positive choices in their lives.  I’m equally restless in my drive to improve the quality of leadership within organisations, and stand by my ‘what’s in it for us’ mantra. I have an affinity for getting the best out of people – it is what I was born to do! Growing up, living

Debbie Fellows (Thorntons Law) – Vice-Chair and Membership Communication

Debbie is an employment lawyer with Thorntons – one of the largest full service legal firms in Scotland.  We have offices across Perth, Dundee, Angus, Fife, and Edinburgh and from there our legal, estate agency and investment teams deliver practical and straight forward advice to a wide range of clients. Whether you need to make a Will or you are a commercial organisation looking to recruit from abroad, we have a team that can help.  We aim to develop long-term

Donna Causton (Fairways HR and Recruitment) – ASB Liason & Minute Secretary

Donna Causton is Senior Recruitment Consultant at Fairways HR Business Support & Recruitment Specialists.  With offices in Perth and Dundee Fairways specialise in resolving people management issues providing a full range of employment services to our clients from Recruitment right through to Exit Strategies and everything in between. Based in Perth, I specialise in recruitment.  Fairways provide temporary workers for a variety of positions ranging from a few hours emergency cover to contract work lasting several months.  I also carry

Olivia Robertson (The Home Straight) – New Members Liaison

The Home Straight is a social enterprise offering moving, downsizing and ageing in place solutions for older people. The first of its kind in Scotland. Founded by sisters Olivia Robertson and Clare Cooper, The Home Straight’s core offer revolves around helping older people and their families navigate their way through the daunting process of moving and downsizing to a smaller property, sheltered housing, residential care or nursing home, or, advising if adaptations might allow them to continue to live in

Livvy Pardoe (Virtual M3) – Treasurer

I love helping people. I mean really helping people! I think I’m a bit of a natural, actually! My mantra is ‘under promise and over deliver’.  I am passionate about enabling entrepreneurs and small business owners to focus on what matters most – growing their businesses I grew up in several different countries which meant that from childhood, I learnt the importance of getting along with people from all walks of life. It also meant that I acquired some ‘unusual’ language skills – so

Tricia Fox (Volpa) – Business Events

Tricia is Managing Director of Volpa, Perthshire’s biggest full service PR & Marketing agency. Founded by Tricia in 2002, Volpa has almost 15 years’ experience working with some of Scotland’s leading names in improving their market positioning, engaging with customers and delivering a return for their communications investment. Our “Den” is situated right at the heart of Scotland, conveniently placed for serving our clients who are spread about in Inverness, Fife, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Aberdeen, Perth and Dundee. Under my

Claire McFarlane (The Grampian Hotel) – Social Events

Claire and her husband Duncan took over the Grampian hotel in December 2006. After carrying out a massive refurbishment they relaunched the hotel the following May. 10 years on, the hotel continues to go from strength to strength. There are 12 en-suite rooms with first class furniture, super king sized beds, and crisp white bed linen to ensure a good night’s sleep. The Castles Restaurant offers hearty home cooked meals made from Scottish produce cooked to order in an informal setting. It is open

Alison Lowson (Volpa) – PR & Media

Alison is an award-winning multi-media journalist who has swapped print for PR after 28 years in the newspaper business working on a wide variety of weekly and national titles. Always on the hunt for a good news story as Media Scotland’s former Central Tayside regional editor, (Perthshire Advertiser, Strathearn Herald, Blairgowrie Advertiser, Stirling Observer) Alison is now teeing up top notch coverage for Volpa’s impressive client roster. Writing skills aside, Alison has been instrumental in co-ordinating everything from Perth’s hugely successful

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